Assistant Athletic Director for Video and Live Event Production

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7107414 (Ref.No. 22A100040)
Posted: August 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Rider University, an NCAA Division I institution and member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) invites applications for an Assistant Athletic Director for Video and Live Event Production. Reporting to the Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Operations & Senior Women’s Administrator, this individual will manage all aspects of the creative and technical video production initiatives within the athletic department, including oversight of all live events streaming on ESPN digital networks and BroncVision, the department’s broadcast network. The successful individual will work directly with the University’s School of Communication, Media and Performing Arts in an effort to recruit and train student workers, broadcast technicians, on-air talent and media producers. This position will serve an integral role in Rider’s sports media major, an immersive on-campus learning program. 
The Assistant Athletic Director for Video and Live Event Production will also produce, direct and distribute weekly (and post-event) highlight shows, team introduction videos for volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling as well as various feature pieces promoting the department on, the school’s official athletic department website, and various social media channels. Individual will also oversee the utilization of the video board and technology related to production equipment for events conducted in Alumni Gym.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Three years of experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Live sporting event or broadcast production experience in a control room or broadcast truck environment
  • Detailed understanding of cabling, broadcast audio, camera operation, video servers, broadcast switchers, and CG graphics
  • Experience using professional video cameras and video editing software
  • Flexible to work irregular shifts and extended hours, including weekends and holidays

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Five years of experience in a related field
  • Knowledge of ESPN broadcasting standards
  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with Ross® and NewTek® video switchers and CG graphics
  • Experience directing and/or producing sports broadcasts
  • Relevant industry certifications

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. 

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success. 

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 387 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Rider University is committed to diversity. Please provide a statement of your commitment to diversity.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.